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Habitat for Humanity
Coordinator: Bill Mason

Flower City Habitat for Humanity is a non-denominational Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard and poverty housing in Rochester, NY.

For more information, please visit their site: http://www.rochesterhabitat.org/

 

These are the homes we have sponsored to date, by year indicated. Each required our coalition to raise $65,000 and help provide volunteers to build the home. Each home was dedicated to the homeowner when it was complete. Each homeowner had to help build the home and attend classes that would help with budgeting, routine home maintenance, and other similar training sessions.  The  homeowner assumed a 20 year mortgage for the value of the home with monthly payments that they could meet, based on their family size, monthly income, etc. Currently, the existing mortgages are non-interest bearing. If you think you’d like to get involved in any way, please contact me at wmason@rochester.rr.com or 453-9038. I can always use someone to represent our church (the founding church) at meetings I’m not able to attend. Bill Mason


Current News:

HOORAY!! After several delays, our home building is about to begin. At the website for Flower City Habitat, volunteer days are now open for online scheduling. In the past, volunteering had to be worked through a coordinator in our coalition but now individuals can go on and book ½ days or full days Tuesdays (only ½ days) through Saturdays for themselves or for a group of 3, beginning July 16th. The website address is www.rochesterhabitat.org. Our lot has changed when we were asked to switch to 126 Holworthy rather than 120 which was a bigger lot that was needed for space for a ramp.

We continue to raise funds and are moving in the right direction towards an 8th home in the future. Please call or contact me if you have any questions about the volunteering or any other aspect of this project.

Bill Mason